As a kid or someone in my early 20’s I had loads of spare time for roleplaying. Anyone in their 30’s knows that kind of time just goes away. Even playing a lot of online games it’s different, because you can still do stuff around the house, sort things out, and play games because you don’t have to be out or fully focussed for 5 hours at a time.
I tried messing with various tools to run some virtual tabletop D&D a while back and it sort of half worked, and I’m hopeful the tools can only get better.
I’ve already used the tablet I bought Grete to do some maps and although it’s different to doing them with pen and paper, it’s far easier than trying to use a mouse.